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Entries Deadline

03-Feb-2017 11:59 PM (GMT -5:00)

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

IMPORTANT: You must join or renew your 2017 ASAI membership before entering the competition. You'll be asked to enter the order number of your purchase when submitting. Also, the competition website  will prompt you to create a new login. This is NOT your ASAI website login. JOIN OR RENEW HERE

PROFESSIONAL ENTRIES
DEADLINE: Friday, February 03, 2017

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators' annual international competition and exhibition further the Society's objectives by selecting its members' extraordinary work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of a year. Selected artwork is also reproduced in a companion catalog that is sold through bookstores and the ASAI website.

The professional competition is open only to ASAI individual and corporate members in good standing and newly subscribed members (with entries). See a full description of the competition and entry requirements here.

STUDENT ENTRIES
DEADLINE: Friday, March 10, 2017

In 2009, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators introduced a student member category to "Architecture in Perspective." The category is open to members who are primarily students, not those who already have established a professional career in this field (design and illustration) and are undertaking only part-time study. Student members are invited to enter a maximum of 5 images which can include formal presentation renderings, informal sketches, study projects, drawings, paintings and computer imagery. Entries will be judged by a separately convened jury, which will include senior ASAI members. The Student Award of Excellence winner will receive a Certificate of Excellence, $1,000 (USD) Cash Prize, 2018 membership, and the winning image will be included in the AIP exhibition which travels the United States and international venues. The jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit. All winning images will be published in the AIP catalog and on the ASAI website.

The student competition is open only to ASAI student members in good standing and newly subscribed members (with entries). See a full description of the competition and entry requirements here.

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Guidelines

Architecture in Perspective (AIP) is the annual international competition and exhibition of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI).* AIP furthers the Society’s objectives by selecting its members’ most outstanding work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of the year. Selected artwork also appears in the AIP catalog and on the website at www.asai.org.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
AIP 32 is a 2017 competition. The competition is open to current 2017 ASAI members. Any existing, lapsed and new members may pay their annual membership fees when they submit their entries. Jurors and other participants in the adjudication process may not submit work for the competition.

WHAT CAN BE ENTERED?
The competition consists of three sections:

  1. Rendering Section – The original ASAI competition that is now in its 31st year. Illustrations must depict subjects that do not wholly exist at the time of illustration. Individual members may submit a maximum of 10 entries, total, in the Rendering and Observational Sections.


    Renderings may be entered in either of two categories:
    Formal Category -formal presentation renderings, drawings, paintings and digital imagery.
    Informal Category -sketches, drawings, paintings and digital imagery.

  2. Observational Illustration Section – Observational illustrations consist of field sketches, plein air drawings, depictions of architectural details, entire buildings and topographical illustration – subjects that exist entirely at the time of illustration.
  3. Student Illustration Section – This level is for students and includes a website listing and the benefits detailed previously. Student members are eligible to enter the Architecture in Perspective competition  Student Illustration Section only.  To qualify as a student, you must  be enrolled in school or have recently completed study in the current calender year.  Student ID card may be requested. Student members may submit a maximum of 5 entries. 

WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?
Illustrations must be submitted in digital form only, as highest quality RGB-mode .JPG, .jpeg, .PNG or .TIFF files. The file size should be no larger than 4MB. There are no width or height restrictions.

(NOTE: a larger image should be retained for publication purposes)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Entry Fees: For the Rendering and Observational Sections, the entry fee is US$65 for the first submitted image, and US$30 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 10 images.

For the Student Section, the entry fee will be US$10 for the first image and US$5 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 5 images.

Non-ASAI members may join at the time of submission.

Membership Fees
Individuals: US$190
Corporations: US$330
Students: US$30

Non-ASAI members may join at the time of submission. For more information and payment refer to contact information below. JOIN NOW (You will be redirected to the ASAI main website.)

JUDGING CRITERIA
The Jury will select the finest work, representing a cross-section of architectural illustrations, encompassing a range of media, architectural subject matter and rendering styles, including perspectives and orthographic views. Artwork may be in any 2D medium – hand-done or digital. Images may be client-commissioned, self-commissioned, competition entries or entirely imaginary (to be indicated on the entry form). Approximately 70 entries will be selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog, with no more than one selection per artist or three artists per corporate entry in each section.

Student entries are judged separately from the Professional Rendering and Observational categories by a jury that includes senior ASAI members.

DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION
Entries will be received digitally at ASAI Headquarters in Hebron, Maine: hq@asai.org

Professional Competition Entries: Rendering and Observational – Friday, February 3, 2017 – 12am EST.
Student Entries – Friday, March 10, 2017 – 12am EST.
The recipients will be notified in the spring of 2017 and awards and monetary prizes will be presented officially at ASAI’s annual conference and awards ceremony October 19-October 21, 2017 in Houston, TX USA.

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Prizes

AWARDS AND PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to some of the top awards to celebrate the 32nd year of our Society, competition and exhibition. See prize breakdown here.

Rendering Section
Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize CASH PRIZE $5,000 USD + Next year membership free
The entry in the Rendering Section that is unanimously selected by the jury as most deserving of the honor of ‘Best in Show’ will be awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize – a framed, specially cast medallion. The image will also appear on the cover of the exhibition catalog and be featured in publicity surrounding the show.

Formal Category Award CASH PRIZE $250 USD + Next year membership free

Informal (Sketch) Category Award CASH PRIZE $250 USD + Next year membership free
Special certificates will be presented to the single image that the judges deem best from each of the two categories.

Rendering Juror’s Awards
Special certificates will be presented to three images, one selected by each judge.

The Members’ Choice Award CASH PRIZE $250 USD + Next year membership free
A special certificate will be presented to an entry selected online by the votes of ASAI members in this category.

Rendering Award of Excellence
All entries selected for the exhibition and inclusion in the catalog will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

Observational Section
Observational Best in Show CASH PRIZE $250 USD + Next year membership free
A special certificate will be presented to the illustration deemed to be the ‘Best in Show’ in this section.

Observational Award of Excellence
All entries selected for the exhibition and inclusion in the catalog will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

Student Section
Student Award of Excellence CASH PRIZE $1,000 USD + 2016 Conference Registration
The entry selected ‘Best in Show’ will receive a Certificate of Excellence.

Student Awards of Merit CASH PRIZE (3 awards) at $250 USD

The jury, at their discretion, may select entries that will receive Jurors’ Certificates of Merit.

Student Award of Excellence and Awards of Merit winning entries will be included in the exhibition and in the catalog.

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Jurors      Download juror bios

Scott DeWoody
Director of Visualization | Gensler, Houston

Scott DeWoody has always had an affinity for art and technology. After seeing the animation being done through computers, he knew he could combine the two. In 2007 he graduated from The Art Institute of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in media arts and animation. There, he focused on lighting and rendering techniques using 3ds Max software. Image quality and workflow are the top priorities in his work. He is constantly studying color theory, composition, and new ways to produce the best possible results. He has worked at Gensler for the past 8 years as a visualization artist and manager. He has worked for numerous clients, including NVIDIA Corporation, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, BP, City Center Las Vegas, and so much more. Currently he is exploring the new possibilities of architecture in the interactive space with gaming platforms, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

 

Vince Hunter
Principal | WDG Architecture

Mr. Vincent Hunter is a principal of WDG Architecture and has led many of WDG’s Multifamily, Urban Master Planning, and Commercial projects in Dallas. Mr. Hunter brings more than 20 years of experience in design, project management and practice management to the firm. Under his leadership WDG’s mission is to create buildings that reflect each client’s unique identity and aspirations. WDG’s culture fosters and demands both aesthetic excellence, as well as new standards in technical innovation and building efficiency including the application of advanced materials, high-performance systems and sustainable design.

 

Jorge Tiscareño
Senior Project Designer | PBK

As a Senior Project Designer at PBK, Jorge guides projects through architectural programming, design conception and design development. He is involved in every phase of design of a project coordinating and incorporating design intent into construction documentation. Jorge brings a practical, client-focused perspective to architectural challenges that support client expectations. Jorge’s present work spans across Texas and state lines, establishing a diverse portfolio of corporate, educational and athletic facilities. His educational projects have achieved numerous awards along with national recognition.




If you need additional information or would like instructions for entering and/or an entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters at +1 (207) 966-2062 or hq@asai.org.